Merry Christmas everyone!
School is finally over for the semester, and that means another Comiket! But first of all… apologies for the lack of posts recently. Its been my hardest school semester yet, but at the same time the most rewarding. I’ve been keeping up with watching the Grisaia episodes of course, but I haven’t had the time to write about any of them since episode 3. The season is nearly over, so I’ll recap with my impressions of season 1 overall sometime later.
KanColle has grown immensely in popularity over the past year and as a result, many doujin groups have started to make arrangements based on KanColle themes. I haven’t heard that many, but foxfactory’s FlagshipS was fairly promising so I’m looking forward to hearing of KanColle. However, I don’t think I’ll get the same connection with the music just because I’m not familiar with either the original themes or the characters of the game. In that sense, I’ll stick with the Touhou albums for the most part.
Anyways, lets see what exciting new albums there are!
For those new to the doujin scene, Comiket is an event that happens twice a year: once in the summer and once in the winter, right before the year ends. It’s the biggest event where people and groups release and sell their doujin goods throughout the year.
Looking back at the last Comiket, there were some amazing releases but also some disappointments. My favorite album from C85 is Sepia Recollections by CROW’SCLAW and the biggest disappointment would have to be Alstroemeria Records’ DECADE OF EXPOSE.
After going through some crossfades and preview videos, Comiket summer is looking to be pretty good this year in both music and games.
Anyways, let’s take a look at some of Comiket 86’s releases by the usual doujin circles! Thanks to the people over at Doujinstyle for providing links! Check their thread out for the rest of the C86 album sites and crossfades.
Originally published June and May of 2014, with multiple posts condensed into one summary post.
Originally published 5/11/2014
I’m a little late on the Reitaisai 11 preview post as the event already happened yesterday, but here it is! These are the albums that I am looking forward to listening to when they’re available on Doujinstyle. I’ll have a separate post for impressions / mini reviews of the Reitaisai 11 albums at a later time when I’ve listened to the albums.
Music will be available at Doujinstyle as they’re uploaded.
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Originally published 3/19/2014
foxfactory is an orchestral circle that consists of Yukkie Mizuhashi and his illustrator, amato (sweet tooth?). Although Yukkie is mostly known for arranging orchestral albums, once in a while he produces instrumental/easy listening arrangements.
Released in Reitaisai 10, Touhou Gensoukai -Fuujinroku no Oto- is a touhou orchestral arrangement album featuring themes from Mountain of Faith. This album is truly one of Yukkie Mizuhashi’s best works, bringing forth a variety of arrangements and styles that represent the eastern sounds from Touhou.